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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 07:46 PM

The symptoms that American culture is transitioning into a violent oligarchy

Written by Thom Harrtmann. September 14, 2021

I'm sitting in my home office working on the next morning's Daily Rant when I hear what sounded like a man in my driveway yelling, at the top of his voice, "You f*cking c*nt!" and other female-specific obscenities. Walking to the window, I saw a guy in his 40s, red-faced, giving my wife the finger with both hands and cursing her out as he climbed into his car and squealed out of the driveway.

Louise, it turns out, had invited a local contractor to give us a bid on some repairs and she'd (very nicely) asked him, before letting him into the house, if he was vaccinated. He exploded and marched back to his car screaming curses at her.

In all her years on this planet, including as CEO of three different companies, that was the first time in her life a man had behaved like such an ass toward her.

In Tennessee a high school student testifies to a school board meeting that his grandmother has just died of Covid and he begs his school to mandate masks so his other grandmother isn't next; he's shouted down, laughed at and heckled by smirking, unmasked adults.

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https://www.alternet.org/2021/09/violent-oligarchy/

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Tanuki Sep 14 #1
msongs Sep 14 #2
LiberalArkie Sep 14 #3
I_UndergroundPanther Sep 14 #4
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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 07:51 PM

1. If the contractor who verbally abused his wife is licensed, I would

report him to the state licensing board. That is intolerable.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 07:52 PM

2. common clay of the new west...ya know, morons

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 07:56 PM

3. I go back and watch it every month or so, just for the salt of the earth to remind myself

that most people are morons who have been told they are genius's their whole life.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:35 PM

4. I dont want to live in that kind of future

I hope I die before its full blown crazyfascism.

I would not want to be
Dominated by paychopath monsters.

Maybe we should do something about the psychopath narcissism problem.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:47 PM

5. Bully tRump gave all the crazies permission

to act this way. Before they mainly kept it under control but now they are almost proud to be assholes.

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